Dr. John Kantner, University of North Florida

Public Presentations

A few of Dr. Kantner's recent and upcoming public presentations are listed below:

Upcoming Presentations

  • None currently planned.

Recent Presentations

  • 2019 "Chaco-Era Division of Labor: Potter Sex Identification and Implications." Presentation for Southwest Seminars in Santa Fe, NM, on April 15, 2019.

  • 2019 "Interdisciplinary Team Research Might Save My Life." Keynote lecture for the Florida Undergraduate Resaerch Conference in Jacksonville, FL, on February 22, 2019.

  • 2019 "Research Updates on the Chaco Canyon Phenomenon." Presentation for the Time Sifters Archaeology Society in Sarasota, FL, on February 20, 2019.

  • 2018 "A Tale of Two Pilgrimage Centers: Chaco and Nasca." Presentation for the Archaeological Institute of America, Akron/Kent, on March 8, 2018.

  • 2018 "A Tale of Two Pilgrimage Centers: Chaco and Nasca." Presentation for the Archaeological Institute of America, New York City, on March 6, 2018.

  • 2015 "Chaco Canyon: From the Outside Looking In." Presentation for the Archaeological Institute of America-Jacksonville Society on May 16th, 2015.

  • 2014 "Chaco Canyon: From the Outside Looking In." Presentation for the Time Sifters Archaeology Society, Sarasota, FL on October 15th, 2014.

  • 2014 A Tale of Two Pilgrimage Centers: Chaco and Nasca." Presentation in the SAR Membership Lecture Series, on March 27, 2014.

  • 2013 "Chaco Canyon: From the Outside Looking In." Presentation for the UCSB Anthropology Department, on May 17, 2013.

  • 2013 "The Chaco Outlier That Wasn't." Presentation for the Santa Fe Archaeological Society in Santa Fe, NM, on March 18, 2013.

  • 2013 "Chaco Canyon: From the Outside Looking In." Stigler Lecture at the University of Arkansas, on February 26, 2013.

  • 2012 "Chaco and Cahuachi: A Tale of Two Pilgrimage Centers." Colloquium presentation for the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM, on February 29, 2012.

  • 2010 "Turquoise, Trumpets, and Tchamahias: The Wealth of Chaco Canyon." Presentation for Museum of Indian Arts & Culture docent series in Santa Fe, NM, on October 25th.

  • 2010 "Chaco Canyon: Costly Signaling and the Evolution of Pilgrimage Centers." Presentation for Anthropology Colloquium Series at University of New Mexico on February 4th.

  • 2010 "Turquoise, Trumpets, and Tchamahias: The Wealth of Chaco Canyon." Presentation for Southwest Seminars lecture series in Santa Fe, NM, on February 15th.

  • 2010 "Fact & Fiction of Cannibalism in Early Puebloan Cultures." Presentation for Arizona Archaeology and Historical Society series in Tucson, Arizona, on January 18th.

  • 2009 "Turquoise, Trumpets, and Tchamahias: The Wealth of Chaco Canyon." Presentation for School for Advanced Research lecture series in Santa Fe, NM, on November 5th.

  • 2009 "Ancient Puebloan Southwest." Radio interview on Santa Fe Radio Cafe, November 5th, 2009.

  • 2009 "Chaco Canyon: From the Outside Looking In." Presentation for Archaeological Conservancy Chaco Canyon lecture series in Albuquerque, NM, on October 14th.

  • 2009 "Costly Signaling and the Evolution of Pilgrimage Centers." Presentation for IGERT Program in Evolutionary Modeling at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, September 24th.

  • 2009 "Fact & Fiction of Cannibalism in Early Puebloan Cultures." Presentation for Southwest Seminars series in Santa Fe, NM, May 4th.

  • 2009 "Fact & Fiction of Cannibalism in Early Puebloan Cultures." Presentation for Utah State University Museum of Anthropology program on February 21st.

  • 2009 "Chaco World -- Newest Research." Presentation for Utah State University Museum of Anthropology program on February 20th.

  • 2008 "Chaco Canyon: From the Outside Looking In." Presentation for College of Wooster Anthropology program on October 22nd.

  • 2008 "The Archaeology of Cannibalism." Presentation in the Sparks Lecture Series at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM, March 11th.

  • 2008 "Finding Leadership in the Past." Presentation in the Southwest Seminars series in Santa Fe, NM, February 11th.

  • 2007 "Great House Communities in the Chacoan World." Presentation at Chaco Culture National Historic Park, NM, June 30th. A similar lecture was also given to the Canada Alamosa Institute, Monticello, NM, on June 23rd; in the SAR Public Lecture series, Santa Fe, NM, on March 22nd.

  • 2007 "Ancient Puebloan Southwest." Radio interview on Santa Fe Radio Cafe, May 1st, 2007.

  • 2007 "Living in the Shadow of Chaco." Presentation in the Ancient Sites and Ancient Stories lecture series for Southwest Seminars, Santa Fe, NM, February 12th.

Documentaries

  • 2017 Sacred Sites: Chaco Canyon." This episode includes an interview with Dr. Kantner on the history of Chaco Canyon.

  • 2010 Secret Worlds with Michael Arbuthnot: Mystery of the Anasazi." Dr. Kantner gave interviews in and around Chaco Canyon for this documentary.

  • 2010 King of Wild Frontier." The crew from BBC came to SAR and interviewed Dr. Kantner for this short series on Irishman James Kirker's life in 19th-century New Mexico.

  • 2005 Digging for the Truth: Mystery of the Anasazi." This episode includes a lengthy visit by the host to Dr. Kantner's field site in New Mexico, an extensive Chaco-era community.

  • 2002 "Cannibalism: The Last Taboo." Dr. Kantner gave interviews in Chaco Canyon for the filming of this otherwise awful documentary that sensationalized the evidence for Ancient Puebloan violence.